April 25, 2008

I thank all who gave me their kind words for yesterday’s happy occasion. Now some bad news:

thieves have struck at my monastery.

The heating system for most of our buildings is a network of warm water tubing and pipes in the tile flooring. We pump water through an outdoor system of copper pipes exposed to the sun to warm the water, which then circulates into a boiler that boosts the water temperature before it circulates under the tile floors of our buildings to radiate heat indoors.

Last week thieves broke apart our outdoor system and stole all the copper pipes and tubing.


Blogger Esther said...

Oh Father S. I am so sorry!!! Copper theft is a huge problem here in HI.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Michael Fudge said...

Isn't it sacrilege to steal from a Monastery? I am sorry to hear of the theft. I'lll pray for the thieves. Maybe Mary will help pierce theirhearts with love and they will realize their errors.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Stealing copper wiring, pipes, and other metal from church grounds has become very common. People sell the metal they steal to metal recycling places, etc.

The police are not overly responsive to such thefts, it seems, as they are responding to more violent crimes.

9:42 AM  

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